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Funerals of two slain Palestinians as Israel returns bodies

Feb. 2, 2019 1:38 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 3, 2019 10:35 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces returned the bodies of two slain Palestinians from the Jerusalem and Hebron districts in the occupied West Bank, late Friday.

The Israeli army returned the body of Muammar Arif al-Atrash, 42, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on October 22nd, 2018 in the Old City of Hebron, after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers.

Al-Atrash's body has been withheld by Israel since the incident.

The family of al-Atrash laid his body to rest, on Saturday, in the al-Shuhada cemetery of Wadi al-Hiryeh.

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Video and photos from al-Atrash's funeral:

Israel also returned the body of Majd Mteir, 26, from Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on December 13th, 2018.

Mteir's funeral procession set off immediately after receiving the body, on Friday evening, from the Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah City towards his home before burial at the refugee camp's cemetery.

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